PhD in Psychology Neurology and Data Science

Nutrition and physical activity for health and well-being: let’s debunk fake news with scientific evidence

Summary

Department
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
Instructor
Ferraris Cinzia, Montomoli Cristina, Tagliabue Anna
Credit
6 Credits
Method
Kiro, Online

Objective

The aims of the course is to clarify the topic “Nutrition and physical activity for health and well-being” through the analysis of some “fake news”. It will be possible to discuss how to assess the reliability of the information that arrives daily from the most varied communication channels. Moreover, there will be discussion on how to correctly interpret and communicate scientific studies to the population.

Details

The course will be delivered live on the Google Meet platform. The lessons will be
recorded and videos uploaded on the Kiro portal to be available to students enrolled in the course.

1 Day

from 10 to 12 and from 15 to 17 (Dr. Cinzia Ferraris)
“Strongly low calorie diets for weight loss: let’s clarify”
TOPICS:
– From Fake News to scientific evidence
– How fake news can affect our health
– The importance of achieving and maintaining adequate body weight
– False myths about the various dietary models for weight loss
– Which diet to choose for weight control?

2 Day
from 9.00 to 11.00 (Dr. Luca Correale)
“Physical activity can only be practiced by those in excellent health: irrefutable truth?”
TOPICS:
– Does training in pregnancy hurt? Physical exercise in the gestational period
– Anxiety and depression: Does training make symptoms worse?
– Does exercise worsen the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

from 11.15 to 13.15 and from 15 to 17 (Dr. Roberto La Pira – Director of ilfattoalimentare.it)
“Writing about food today: an obstacle course between advertising, fake news, marketing, lobbies and journalists incompetent “
TOPICS:
– The sources of the news
– The role of lobbies
– The role of advertising and media marketing
– The conflict of interest
– The history of palm oil
– The fake news of the Chinese tomato
– The hoax on the label of origin
– The history of Canadian wheat
– The forgotten news: frozen berries and hams, sugar tax, traffic light label

3 Day
from 9 to 11 (Dr. Matteo Vandoni)
“Physical activity can only be practiced by those in excellent health: irrefutable truth?”
TOPICS:
– Is high intensity training good? High Intensity Interval Training
– Sweating makes you lose weight? Training and obesity
– Is training in the diabetic subject dangerous? Training and diabetes
from 15 to 17 (Dr. Cinzia Ferraris)
“Nutrition for athletes: from fake news to science”
– To increase muscle mass, do you need to focus on excess protein?
– Does fasting physical activity make you lose weight?
– Are there miraculous foods to improve sports performance?

4 Day
from 9 to 12 (Dr. Cinzia Ferraris)
Title: “Fake Carbohydrate Myths”
TOPICS:
– Do pasta and bread make you fat?
– Do carbohydrates at dinner make you fat?
– Gluten-free diet in a healthy individual
– Gluten-free diet in other pathologies
– Carbohydrates and sports

from 15 to 17 (Dr. Luca Marin)
Title: “The world of fitness between science and hoaxes”
TOPICS:
– Is training with overloads (against resistance) contraindicated for the elderly?
– Does intense exercise adversely affect menopausal disorders?
– Is stretching without heating dangerous?

5 Day
from 9 to 12 (Dr. Cinzia Ferraris)
Title: “Milk consumption and health effects: false myths and scientific evidence”
TOPICS:
– Does milk hurt?
– Do milk and dairy products contribute to osteoporosis?
– Is milk a risk factor for cancer?
– Are lactose-free foods healthier?
– Dairy products and sports

from 15 to 17 (Prof. Cosme Buzzachera)
Title: “The world of fitness between science and hoaxes”
TOPICS:
– “Brain Doping”: does music improve physical performance?
– Nutritional “Doping”: Energy drinks and supplements in physical activity.
– Training in hypoxia: myth or truth?

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